Sad and anxious about my dogs

Last week was a real roller coaster. My dogs bark and cry. They do this because they are anxious since I am the only stable thing in their lives. Crash has been somewhat anxious since we got him. With both of them being rescues they have a past that I don’t know about. Unfortunately, this has made them what they are. I understand because they have been through what I have been through.

Last Monday I was told that the dogs have to go as people have complained about their noisiness. I understand this as they have truly have been noisy. I have done some drugs with them with little success. Now I have to try something else. I am doing the only thing that I can as a last ditch effort to solve the problem. I don’t want to have to drug the dogs all day every day to calm them. At the same time something has to be done….so…tomorrow they will be going to a dog boot camp for two weeks.

This may or may not help. They are old dogs and may not be able to make big changes. They will be with very professional and caring people who will work hard to make a difference. If they don’t eat for three days they will come back. I don’t know how they will respond.

The dogs are not at long term risk as my daughter and her family will take them if they have to leave me. However, they are the last link to my former life and I will miss them terribly. I want them to be settled and not afraid. The next weeks will tell the tale.

12 thoughts on “Sad and anxious about my dogs

  1. I am so sorry for what you are going through. Thankfully, your daughter can take the dogs if you are unable to keep them. Your transition has been less than smooth, but I admire your attitude. Keep thinking positive. Things will work out. Sorry for your struggles.


  2. I’m so sorry you’re going through this. Dogs are so important in our lives – they can give comfort, security, laughter, and most of all, love. And when they’re troubled, we’re troubled, too. I hope things work out with your pooches.


  3. I’ll be praying that your dogs respond well to training. I’m so sorry you have to deal with this. You’ve been through so much. I was going to make a comment on your post about losing your husband but comments were closed. When my sister-in-law’s husband was killed while skiing it almost destroyed her. She wrote a book about working through her grief. It’s called After the Avalanche: Digging Through Grief. It’s available on Amazon. You may find it helpful. Regardless, though, I pray that the Spirit will go before you to make a way for you and that both you and your wonderful dogs will “come round right.”


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